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Quake City

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Making sense of it all

Having been in central Christchurch for three days we had found it challenging to appreciate what... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
789rogera
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Stamford, United Kingdom
Riveting and emotional experience

This museum covers the devastating earthquakes that struck Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Exhibits... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephen C
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Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. This special exhibition from Canterbury Museum explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up...more
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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having been in central Christchurch for three days we had found it challenging to appreciate what is now missing. Quake City answers a lot of questions and puts more of a human dimension on the catastrophe; starts to explain the upheaval that the locals are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 789rogera
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum covers the devastating earthquakes that struck Christchurch in 2010 and 2011. Exhibits and interviews describe the destruction and the rebuilding. This is a must-see for visitors. I highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting and informative about the earthquakes affecting Christchurch but also more generally. Lots of photos and personal stories, which as others have said, is the most touching part of the museum and really brings what happened in Feb 2011 to life. There are also various...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're travelling to Christchurch then Quake City is a must see. The story is told through video clips including interviews of people who survived the quake. There are lots of artefacts and explanations on the mechanics of earthquakes. And the amazing thing is that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hcheetham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poignant memories of tragic devastation of beautiful Christchurch. The ppl are still rebuilding the city after nearly a decade. Having been here recently we could see the magnitude of devastation caused by the quake. With God's grace slowly but steadily Christchurch will rise again.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank grilledalso
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is an experience. Exploring before and after the hearth quake experiences the shake and viewing the afterwards destruction makes people weep.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laura2sail
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place reminds us about the power of mother nature. A detailed record of the earthquake that took down much of the city's landmark. I also managed to understand why I could find my way around the city as many of the landmark I used...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 291ErikL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful tribute to the wonderful people of Christchurch. This museum is both informative and moving. The video interview of the survivors is a reminder of how resilient and fragile we are. It makes you realise that we need to treasure every day. The displays...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank E9199RUchrism
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is very well set out and shows many aspects of the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. It gave nm a real appreciation of the scope of the damage.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WendyH1848
Reviewed 1 week ago

walked around Christchurch and saw the damage that is still there. How sad the destruction, the loss of life and the loss of history. Also glad to see the recovery and how the City has and still being re built> Hats off to all you...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Mauiott
31 March 2017|
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Response from Maam3 | Reviewed this property |
There's parking, but it might be a short walk. We didn't' have a car, so it wasn't a concern for us.
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eggybee
4 February 2016|
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We are coming up to 5 years since the Feb quakes and what a shame you missed going in, especially for $20 (around 9 GBP). This is the closest I hope anyone else would ever get to experience the life changing and... More
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11 March 2015|
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